There is a place for young people to make a difference in state government by serving as
a member of the Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council, a body composed entirely of high school students with the purpose of addressing issues affecting the youth of Louisiana. The Louisiana Commission on Civic Education is now accepting applications for membership on the youth council. The purpose of the Legislative Youth Advisory Council is to facilitate the communication between youth and the legislature and give students an opportunity to be involved in the workings of government. Students who are selected to serve will have the opportunity to study and address issues of importance to youth, including education, employment, strategies to increase youth participation in local and state government, substance abuse, underage drinking, physical fitness and health, litter and environmental control, and others. The Louisiana Commission on Civic Education oversees the work of the youth council and participates in the appointment of council members.

Thirty-one youth members are appointed each year, which includes three student members representing each of the congressional districts and additional at-large members. Youth members must be between the ages of 14 and 19, and be enrolled in a public or private high school, a home school program, or a GED skills program for the 2018-2019 school year.

Application deadline: Must be postmarked or submitted online no later than March 22, 2018.

Meetings are held in September, November, January, March, May, and a two-day seminar in July. The council always meets on a Saturday at the Louisiana Municipal Association building except for the two-day seminar, which is held at the Louisiana State Capitol.

To Apply for Membership:

1. PART I: STUDENT APPLICATION: Fill out the student application form completely.
2. PART II: PARENTAL CONSENT FORM: Parent or legal guardian must sign and
submit a consent form for a student applicant to be considered.
3. PART III: RECOMMENDATION FORM & LETTERS: The recommendation form must
be given to a school administrator, teacher, or representative of a community or
school-sponsored club or organization (with a civic mission) to complete and submit
a letter of recommendation. A minimum of two letters is required.
A. For Paper Application, Letters of Recommendation, & Consent Form
Mail to: La. Commission on Civic Education
c/o Louisiana Senate / Megan Bella
Post Office Box 94062
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
B. Forms may be completed online, printed, and emailed
Email to: bellam@legis.la.gov

To Apply for Membership:
For more information contact: Megan Bella
(225) 342-2362 Fax: 225-342-2368

LYAC Application Press Release 2018

LYAC Application 2018

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